Thursday, September 15, 2016

Boring Is Their Business

Is pop culture officially dead?
“Everyone got along and the kind of fake solidarity and fake inclusiveness that my favourite 22-year-old provocateur felt the need to denounce in an email to me, like he did with the last year’s VMA’s… and which really echoed what so many people felt about this year’s dreadful variety show,” continued Ellis, before reading out Kazemi’s monologue.

“This millennial wrote, and I’m quoting here… ‘The Black Lives Matter Sabbath that was the 2016 Video Music Awards dawned the end of our culture as we know it. The entire show was an ode to the liberal systematic narrative that is ‘white people are bad’, so let’s just make every other person on the screen a black female, because we’re just so terrified of threatening our millennial demographic raised on a diet of trigger warnings, and safe spaces, and self-victimization.’”

“’Almost every frame in the show eluded to third-wave feminism and women’s empowerment. This was totally fake and corporate, but this is the end result of capitalism, because the MTV awards are now officially the system,’” Ellis went on, reading Kazemi’s email.
The System does not tolerate dissent...

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